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Old 03-05-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Former New York Met Lenny Dykstra sentenced to 3 years in prison - ESPN New York

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SAN FERNANDO, Calif. -- Disgraced ex-New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra on Monday was sentenced to three years in a California state prison after pleading no contest to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig sentenced Dykstra after refusing to allow him to withdraw his plea and said the scam to lease high-end automobiles from dealerships by providing fraudulent information and claiming credit through a phony business showed sophistication and extensive planning.

"He obviously didn't have the money to get the vehicles," Ulfig said. "His conduct was indeed criminal."
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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"They got Cat Stevens and Martha Stewart --- Finally we're safe!" -- David Letterman
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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"They got Cat Stevens and Martha Stewart --- Finally we're safe!" -- David Letterman
Dykstra had a pretty crappy criminal career going before this business with the cars, he deserved jail but had eluded it by cutting deals for guilty pleas.

Did you read the whole article?

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Dykstra initially pleaded not guilty to 25 counts after police arrested him and found cocaine, Ecstasy and synthetic human growth hormone at his Los Angeles home last April. He changed his plea in October to no contest and in exchange prosecutors dropped 21 counts.

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Dykstra still faces federal bankruptcy charges and is scheduled to stand trial this summer. He filed for bankruptcy a few years ago, claiming he owed more than $31 million and had only $50,000 in assets. Federal prosecutors said that after filing, Dykstra hid, sold or destroyed more than $400,000 worth of items from the $18.5 million mansion without permission of a bankruptcy trustee.
Dykstra, who spent his 12-year career with the Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, also has pleaded not guilty to indecent exposure charges for allegedly exposing himself to women he met on Craigslist.

Not really the same class as Martha or the great Islamic Poet who wrote...."Eeee, ahh, ee ah ooo ah, c'mon, c'mon a peace train."
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Dykstra had a pretty crappy criminal career going before this business with the cars, he deserved jail but had eluded it by cutting deals for guilty pleas.

Did you read the whole article?

Not really the same class as Martha or the great Islamic Poet who wrote...."Eeee, ahh, ee ah ooo ah, c'mon, c'mon a peace train."
Do you feel safer now that he's in jail?
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:01 PM
 
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Do you feel safer now that he's in jail?
I'm busy dismantling all my anti-Dykstra home defences.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Great ballplayer, having difficulties in life.

Not that unique, to be honest. Adjustments can be challenging.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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Since prisons are the only growth industry in the US and correctional officer is one of the few promising career fields, America needs more Dykstras to help us turn the economy around. He's a real hero, giving three years of his life to defend our economic freedom.
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